Set it and forget it, Sweetcron personal lifestream application

  • February 23rd, 2009

Like so many others, I have a FriendFeed account. I dumped a handful of web services that I use on a daily basis into the "feed" and then sort of forgot about it. Once in awhile I’ll receive an email summary from the service reminding me of what others might be up to, but beyond […]

iTunes Genius a Dunce? Check out "ilikebsides"

  • February 4th, 2009

When Apple announced the iTunes Genius Playlists, I was looking forward to "a brilliant way to create perfect playlists". I soon realized that the usefulness and value of the iTunes Genius was limited by two important factors: a) the size of your existing iTunes Library, and b) the dollar amount you were willing to spend […]

Over the air sync options between iPhone, Mac, Google

  • February 4th, 2009

As a follow-up to Gmail, MobileMe, Address Book synced contacts sanity, this is a simple walk through on setting up OTA sync between your iPhone and Mac + Google. While some may question the value of such a post, this covers the requirements for syncing data which resides within your Google accounts using the free […]

Gmail, MobileMe, Address Book synced contacts sanity

  • January 29th, 2009

Latest: Over the air sync options between iPhone & Mac + Google When Gmail first opened its perpetual beta email service, I realized that having contacts automatically added to my address book was a huge advantage. When it came time to compose a new message, the TO: field provided quick access to hundreds of contacts […]

Workflow favorite: GrabUp + PHP Directory Lister

  • January 27th, 2009

Select a portion of your screen, upload to image hosting service, copy unique URI, paste in an email or instant messenger conversation. We have all exercised the same redundant process of sharing screenshots. Right? Some people utilize dedicated screenshot applications like LittleSnapper or Skitch to manage screens locally which also integrate features like uploading via […]

Grid Focus first theme release of 2009

  • January 12th, 2009

Grid Focus was announced as the first new theme release for in 2009 via Almost Productive. Self-hosted WordPress users can continue to download the theme for modification and use from the official Grid Focus page. If you have always wanted to try WordPress, but shied away from the thought of setting up your own […]

Amazon S3, CNAME record, Panic’s Transmit, and WordPress

  • January 12th, 2009

Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (S3) is the solution for anyone wishing to store or deliver massive amounts of data without eating up precious bandwidth on their own server. Amazon S3 works great for your computer and web hosting needs. Getting started with Amazon S3 Getting started with Amazon S3 is simple and takes […]

Video compilation of Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea

  • January 1st, 2009

Phil premiered the Asia 2008 video to us right before the New Year in full 1080 HD quality. Unfortunately, streaming 25 minutes of HD quality footage would be hopeless. I’ve compressed the video down to share online (sacrificing a bit of the quality). Enjoy a little piece of Asia thanks to Phil.

Welcoming in 2009 with a review of 2008

  • December 31st, 2008

A new year is just around the corner. This last year was full of great memories (the greatest being Asia 2008), experiences, and personal milestones. A few goals were met, while a handful of others postponed. Rather than talking about resolutions for the New Year (as I did the same day last year), I’m taking […]

Viewzi, rich interactive search results for WordPress

  • December 17th, 2008

As much as I prefer WordPress as my blogging platform, I have never been a fan of the baked in search functionality which has proven to be hit or miss – more often a "miss". WordPress will search your posts but overlook any custom pages or discussions. To fill the void, I relied on Dan […]